Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Showing foolishness or stupidity.
  • adjective Exhibiting profound mental retardation. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Uncultured; plain; simple. See extract under idiotical.
  • Pertaining to or resembling an idiot; afflicted with idiocy; having the quality of idiocy; very foolish; stupid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Common; simple.
  • adjective Pertaining to, or like, an idiot; characterized by idiocy; foolish; fatuous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to or resembling an idiot; afflicted with idiocy.
  • adjective Having the quality of idiocy; very foolish; stupid; nonsensical.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a mental age of three to seven years
  • adjective incongruous;inviting ridicule
  • adjective insanely irresponsible

Etymologies

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idiot +‎ -ic

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